Nursing is an exciting career! A wide variety of opportunities await nursing graduates. Viterbo University nursing graduates work as nurses in critical care and emergency/trauma units, in public health, psychiatric/mental health, private industry and home care, and serve in the military and in the Peace Corps. Nurses are health educators, clinical specialists, advocates and health policy makers. Their work is challenging and rewarding.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted that the employment of Registered Nurses (RNs) will grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much quicker than all occupations. In a recent report issued by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), “the U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows.” The average starting full-time salary for Viterbo nursing graduates in 2018 was $58,000. The job placement rate for Viterbo nursing graduates in 2018 graduates was 100%.